There are different types of brain injuries, some are more severe than others. The life complications of a traumatic brain injury can be both monetary and emotional. When a traumatic brain injury happens as a result of the negligence of others the victim will need compensation for economic losses, medical bills, as well as emotional pain and suffering.
A brain injury affects a person physically, behaviorally or emotionally. Brain injuries can happen at birth or may arise later from trauma or an illness. Depending on the cause of the injury, a brain injury is called either traumatic or non-traumatic.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can sometimes be hard to spot because they are not always visible. For example, in 2009 actress Natasha Richardson refused medical attention after a skiing accident because she didn’t even realize she was injured.
The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries caused by the negligence of others are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Violence or gunshot wound
Causes for Non-Traumatic Brain Injury
A non-traumatic brain injury is a result of an illness or condition within the body. These are the most common causes of a non-traumatic brain injury:
- Stroke (leading cause)
- Lack of oxygen (hypoxia)
- Brain infections or inflammation
- Other illnesses, such as cancer
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
If you suspect you or someone you know might have a brain injury here are some symptoms to watch for:
- blurred vision
- difficulty coordinating balance
- trouble speaking and swallowing
- difficulty forming sentences or choosing vocabulary
- trouble communicating
- memory impairments
- milder vision problems
- changes in sensory perception
- personality changes
- difficulty with reason, focus and logic
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. If you have been to a doctor and you have a traumatic brain injury and someone else is at fault, call Kevin Crooks, LLC today.